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Alerts for the Alton, Illinois Area

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 13, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff, OSF HealthCare is closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactively cautious approach to prevent the spread of viral illness.

If you have symptoms...

If you suspect you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is not an emergency, DO NOT go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

OSF HealthCare chatbot, Clare, can provide general information, education and initiate screening.

Start Coronavirus Screening

Note: Clare is not currently available in Internet Explorer; please use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Please be sure to turn off any pop-up blocker(s) as well.

What is OSF HealthCare doing to prepare?

OSF has always taken a proactively cautious approach to the spread of infectious conditions. This includes:

  • Asking patients and visitors to wear masks based on their presenting symptoms. At times, further evaluation is completed in rooms with special ventilation.
  • Cancelling in-person meetings when possible.
  • Conserving supplies according to federal health and safety guidelines to assure they are available to protect our patients, their families and our Mission Partners.

All OSF HealthCare settings are prepared to identify and appropriately direct patients to the correct place to receive care. This includes using digital screening tools, including Clare and a phone triage line. These options are convenient and also minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure.

Infection prevention specialists are at every OSF hospital. They, along with other key leaders, are in touch daily with the updated surveillance information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn more

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub.

 

Alerts for the Bloomington, Illinois Area

Closings & Cancellations - Bloomington-Normal Area

Mar 22, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

The following classes and activities have been cancelled:

  • March 18 - Baby Basics
  • March 19 - Newborn Sleep Class
  • March 19 - Social Security and Retirement Income Planning
  • March 25 - Healthy Dining Out
  • March 26 - Kids Can Cook!
  • March 31 - Gastric Sleeve Information Seminar (rescheduled for April 23)
  • All Birthing Center classes are cancelled through March 31.
  • Phase 2 Cardiac Rehab is suspended until further notice.
  • Cardiac Rehab Phase 3 (Fit4Life) is cancelled until further notice.
  • OSF PromptCare at Nord Farms closed for three weeks beginning March 22; visit our other urgent care options, OSF Urgo and OSF PromptCare locations.

Please check back for updated information.

OSF St. Joseph Requesting No Visitors

Mar 16, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and the spread of COVID-19, we are asking the public not to visit hospitalized patients.

In alignment with the Governor’s declaration to shelter in place, we will be going to a NO VISITOR policy on Saturday, March 21 at 5 p.m. with a few exceptions:

One visitor will be allowed for pediatric patients
One visitor will be allowed for childbirth
Special considerations for end-of-life situations

These restrictions are an important step to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

The health risks from cold and flu remain high. Limiting visitors to our hospitalized patients will keep them safe while in our care. While the number of cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) are still low in our state and region, these restrictions will also serve as a preventive measure for the virus.

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 13, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff, OSF HealthCare is closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactively cautious approach to prevent the spread of viral illness.

If you have symptoms...

If you suspect you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is not an emergency, DO NOT go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

OSF HealthCare chatbot, Clare, can provide general information, education and initiate screening.

Start Coronavirus Screening

Note: Clare is not currently available in Internet Explorer; please use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Please be sure to turn off any pop-up blocker(s) as well.

What is OSF HealthCare doing to prepare?

OSF has always taken a proactively cautious approach to the spread of infectious conditions. This includes:

  • Asking patients and visitors to wear masks based on their presenting symptoms. At times, further evaluation is completed in rooms with special ventilation.
  • Cancelling in-person meetings when possible.
  • Conserving supplies according to federal health and safety guidelines to assure they are available to protect our patients, their families and our Mission Partners.

All OSF HealthCare settings are prepared to identify and appropriately direct patients to the correct place to receive care. This includes using digital screening tools, including Clare and a phone triage line. These options are convenient and also minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure.

Infection prevention specialists are at every OSF hospital. They, along with other key leaders, are in touch daily with the updated surveillance information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn more

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub.

 

Alerts for the Danville, Illinois Area

Closings & Cancellations - Danville Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

The following OSF HealthCare offices and activities have been cancelled or postponed:

  • March 20
    • Narcotics Anonymous - cancelled
  • March 21
    • Foster Parent Class - cancelled
  • March 27
    • Narcotics Anonymous - cancelled
  • March 28
    • Foster Parent Class - cancelled

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 13, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff, OSF HealthCare is closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactively cautious approach to prevent the spread of viral illness.

If you have symptoms...

If you suspect you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is not an emergency, DO NOT go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

OSF HealthCare chatbot, Clare, can provide general information, education and initiate screening.

Start Coronavirus Screening

Note: Clare is not currently available in Internet Explorer; please use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Please be sure to turn off any pop-up blocker(s) as well.

What is OSF HealthCare doing to prepare?

OSF has always taken a proactively cautious approach to the spread of infectious conditions. This includes:

  • Asking patients and visitors to wear masks based on their presenting symptoms. At times, further evaluation is completed in rooms with special ventilation.
  • Cancelling in-person meetings when possible.
  • Conserving supplies according to federal health and safety guidelines to assure they are available to protect our patients, their families and our Mission Partners.

All OSF HealthCare settings are prepared to identify and appropriately direct patients to the correct place to receive care. This includes using digital screening tools, including Clare and a phone triage line. These options are convenient and also minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure.

Infection prevention specialists are at every OSF hospital. They, along with other key leaders, are in touch daily with the updated surveillance information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn more

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub.

 

OSF Sacred Heart Requesting Public to Limit Visits

Dec 16, 2019 - To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and other upper respiratory illnesses, we are asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.

These guidelines are based on recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Effective 12/16/2019, it is requested that:

  • Visitors should be at least 18 years of age and older. This will minimize exposure of patients to children, who are known to be high risk for transmission of viral infections, and will protect children from contracting an illness while visiting the hospital.  
  • Please do not visit hospitalized patients if you are not feeling well, particularly if you have had flu-like symptoms during the past seven days. Symptoms include a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, cough, and/or sore throat. 
  • Remember to cough and/or sneeze into your arm or shoulder or use a tissue. The spread of germs can be reduced by coughing into your clothing. Avoid covering your mouth with your hands, as the germs can easily be passed through direct contact with surfaces or people. 

To assist in limiting the spread of disease, please wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand foam/gel when entering and leaving a patient’s room.

For tips on staying healthy during flu season, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm.

Alerts for the Escanaba, Michigan Area

OSF St. Francis Restricting All Visitors to the Hospital & Medical Group

Mar 15, 2020 - For the health and safety of our community, and in compliance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order No. 2020-7, OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is asking the public not to visit hospitalized patients or accompany patients to medical appointments.

For the health and safety of our community, and in compliance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order No. 2020-7, OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is asking the public not to visit hospitalized patients or accompany patients to medical appointments.


The following exceptions may apply:

  • Visitor necessary for the provision of medical care for a patient
  • Visitor who supports activities of daily living for a patient
  • Visitor who must exercise power of attorney or court-appointed guardianship for a patient
  • Parent, foster parent or guardian of patients who are 21 years of age or under
  • Visitor to a patient who is in serious or critical condition or in hospice care
  • Those who are visiting under exigent circumstances
  • Visitor performing official governmental functions
  • One visitor/support person allowed for childbirth

 

Healthy visitors that meet the exceptions listed above should stop at the front desk upon arrival to the hospital.

For up-to-date information and guidelines, visit www.CDC.gov. You can also visit www.osfhealthcare.org for more information and online screening for novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 13, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff, OSF HealthCare is closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactively cautious approach to prevent the spread of viral illness.

If you have symptoms...

If you suspect you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is not an emergency, DO NOT go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

OSF HealthCare chatbot, Clare, can provide general information, education and initiate screening.

Start Coronavirus Screening

Note: Clare is not currently available in Internet Explorer; please use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Please be sure to turn off any pop-up blocker(s) as well.

What is OSF HealthCare doing to prepare?

OSF has always taken a proactively cautious approach to the spread of infectious conditions. This includes:

  • Asking patients and visitors to wear masks based on their presenting symptoms. At times, further evaluation is completed in rooms with special ventilation.
  • Cancelling in-person meetings when possible.
  • Conserving supplies according to federal health and safety guidelines to assure they are available to protect our patients, their families and our Mission Partners.

All OSF HealthCare settings are prepared to identify and appropriately direct patients to the correct place to receive care. This includes using digital screening tools, including Clare and a phone triage line. These options are convenient and also minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure.

Infection prevention specialists are at every OSF hospital. They, along with other key leaders, are in touch daily with the updated surveillance information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn more

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub.

 

Alerts for the Evergreen Park, Illinois Area

OSF Little Company of Mary Implement Visitor Restrictions in Response to the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 15, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we are asking the public to limit visits to the hospital.

OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center, in conjunction with the Cook County Health Department, has issued the following temporary visitor restrictions during continued widespread seasonal influenza activity and the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). In order to protect our patients and community, NO visitors will be allowed at OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center until further notice. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. The changes are effective immediately.

 

We understand these restrictions may impose an inconvenience to some families, but it’s an important step to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

The health risks from cold and flu remain high. Limiting visitors to our hospitalized patients will keep them safe while in our care. While the number of cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) are still low in our state and region, these restrictions will also serve as a preventative measure for the virus.

 

For more ways to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza, and for the latest updates and guidance in this rapidly evolving situation, please visit the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionCook County Public Health and Illinois Department of Public Health.

Closings & Cancellations - Evergreen Park Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

The following OSF HealthCare offices and activities have been cancelled or postponed:

Care Station East at 5660 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn will be CLOSED starting Tuesday, March 24. Care Station West at 6700 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn will remain OPEN for your urgent care needs.

 

  • Birthing Basics March 21, 28 and April 4 & April 28, May 5 & 12 (3 session classes)
  • Baby Care Basics April 7
  • Days Breastfeeding Support Group cancelled until May 6
  • Evening Breastfeeding Support Group March 25  & April 29
  • Having Your Baby at OSF Little Company of Mary Tours April 23
  • Infant Child/CPR March 24
  • Now I’m Home, Now What? March 19 & April 16
  • Prenatal Breastfeeding Class April 2
  • Sibling Preparation Class March 19
  • Wine, Women and Shoes April 2 – postponed
  • Senior Social Group March 18, April 1, April 15
  • ALL Screenings in March
  • FREE Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Screening cancelled until May
     

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 13, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff, OSF HealthCare is closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactively cautious approach to prevent the spread of viral illness.

If you have symptoms...

If you suspect you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is not an emergency, DO NOT go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

OSF HealthCare chatbot, Clare, can provide general information, education and initiate screening.

Start Coronavirus Screening

Note: Clare is not currently available in Internet Explorer; please use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Please be sure to turn off any pop-up blocker(s) as well.

What is OSF HealthCare doing to prepare?

OSF has always taken a proactively cautious approach to the spread of infectious conditions. This includes:

  • Asking patients and visitors to wear masks based on their presenting symptoms. At times, further evaluation is completed in rooms with special ventilation.
  • Cancelling in-person meetings when possible.
  • Conserving supplies according to federal health and safety guidelines to assure they are available to protect our patients, their families and our Mission Partners.

All OSF HealthCare settings are prepared to identify and appropriately direct patients to the correct place to receive care. This includes using digital screening tools, including Clare and a phone triage line. These options are convenient and also minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure.

Infection prevention specialists are at every OSF hospital. They, along with other key leaders, are in touch daily with the updated surveillance information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn more

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub.

 

Alerts for the Galesburg, Illinois Area

Closings and Cancelations Galesburg Area

Mar 15, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

The following OSF HealthCare offices and activities have been cancelled or postponed:

 

  • For the safety of our patients we have canceled screening mammography appointments at this time.  This includes our walk-in Wednesday and Saturday appointments and walk ins. We ARE doing diagnostic mammography with an appointment.  If a patient has a breast symptom he/she should contact the provider for further instructions and an order.

  • All Bone density screening appointments have been postponed until further notice.

  • Wellness/Phase 3 program at SMMC being closed to the public until further notice.

  • Visting hours will be 10am - 5:30pm. Front Doors will closed at 5:30pm. Emergency Room Doors will stayed open.

  • Mass postponed until further notice.

  • March 30
    Healthy Workplace Event- Postponed

  • April 2
    Blessing and Dedication- Postponed

  • Childbirth Classes in April have been cancelled.

  • Call ahead for any events.

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 13, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff, OSF HealthCare is closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactively cautious approach to prevent the spread of viral illness.

If you have symptoms...

If you suspect you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is not an emergency, DO NOT go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

OSF HealthCare chatbot, Clare, can provide general information, education and initiate screening.

Start Coronavirus Screening

Note: Clare is not currently available in Internet Explorer; please use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Please be sure to turn off any pop-up blocker(s) as well.

What is OSF HealthCare doing to prepare?

OSF has always taken a proactively cautious approach to the spread of infectious conditions. This includes:

  • Asking patients and visitors to wear masks based on their presenting symptoms. At times, further evaluation is completed in rooms with special ventilation.
  • Cancelling in-person meetings when possible.
  • Conserving supplies according to federal health and safety guidelines to assure they are available to protect our patients, their families and our Mission Partners.

All OSF HealthCare settings are prepared to identify and appropriately direct patients to the correct place to receive care. This includes using digital screening tools, including Clare and a phone triage line. These options are convenient and also minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure.

Infection prevention specialists are at every OSF hospital. They, along with other key leaders, are in touch daily with the updated surveillance information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn more

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub.

 

OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center Requesting Public to Limit Visits

Dec 30, 2019 - OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center Requesting Public to Limit Visits

(Galesburg, IL | 12-30-19) - To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and other upper respiratory illnesses, OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center is asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.

These guidelines are based on recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Effective immediately, it is requested that:

  • Visitors should be at least 18 years of age and older. This will minimize exposure of patients to children, who are known to be high risk for transmission of viral infections, and will protect children from contracting an illness while visiting the hospital.  
     
  • Please do not visit hospitalized patients if you are not feeling well, particularly if you have had flu-like symptoms during the past seven days. Symptoms include a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, cough, and/or sore throat. 
     
  • Remember to cough and/or sneeze into your arm or shoulder or use a tissue. The spread of germs can be reduced by coughing into your clothing. Avoid covering your mouth with your hands, as the germs can easily be passed through direct contact with surfaces or people. 


To assist in limiting the spread of disease, please wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand foam/gel when entering and leaving a patient’s room.

For tips on staying healthy during flu season, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm

Alerts for the Kewanee, Illinois Area

Closings & Cancellations - Kewanee Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

The following OSF HealthCare offices and activities have been cancelled or postponed:

  • For the safety of our patients we have cancelled screening mammography appointments for at least the next two weeks.  This includes our walk-in Wednesday and Saturday appointments and walk ins. We ARE doing diagnostic mammography with an appointment.  If a patient has a breast symptom he/she should contact the provider for further instructions and an order.

  • All bone density screening appointments have been postponed until further notice.

  • Volunteer Services have been suspended. 

  • The Alcove Gift Shop has been closed until further notice.

  • March 13
    The Alcove Gift Shop Spring Open House - cancelled
  • March 16
    Healthy Kids U - cancelled
  • March 19
    Kewanee Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours - cancelled
  • March 23
    Healthy Kids U - cancelled
  • March 26
    Usborne Books Sale - cancelled
  • March 30
    Healthy Kids U - cancelled
  • March 31
    Healthy Workplace Event - cancelled
  • April 3
    Breedloves Shoe Fair - cancelled
  • April 8
    OSF Saint Luke Diabetes Support Group - cancelled
     

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 13, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff, OSF HealthCare is closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactively cautious approach to prevent the spread of viral illness.

If you have symptoms...

If you suspect you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is not an emergency, DO NOT go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

OSF HealthCare chatbot, Clare, can provide general information, education and initiate screening.

Start Coronavirus Screening

Note: Clare is not currently available in Internet Explorer; please use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Please be sure to turn off any pop-up blocker(s) as well.

What is OSF HealthCare doing to prepare?

OSF has always taken a proactively cautious approach to the spread of infectious conditions. This includes:

  • Asking patients and visitors to wear masks based on their presenting symptoms. At times, further evaluation is completed in rooms with special ventilation.
  • Cancelling in-person meetings when possible.
  • Conserving supplies according to federal health and safety guidelines to assure they are available to protect our patients, their families and our Mission Partners.

All OSF HealthCare settings are prepared to identify and appropriately direct patients to the correct place to receive care. This includes using digital screening tools, including Clare and a phone triage line. These options are convenient and also minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure.

Infection prevention specialists are at every OSF hospital. They, along with other key leaders, are in touch daily with the updated surveillance information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn more

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub.

 

OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center Requesting Public to Limit Visits

Dec 30, 2019 - To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and other upper respiratory illnesses, OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center is asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.

(Kewanee, IL | 12-30-19) - To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and other upper respiratory illnesses, OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center is asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.

These guidelines are based on recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Effective immediately, it is requested that:

  • Visitors should be at least 18 years of age and older. This will minimize exposure of patients to children, who are known to be high risk for transmission of viral infections, and will protect children from contracting an illness while visiting the hospital.  
     
  • Please do not visit hospitalized patients if you are not feeling well, particularly if you have had flu-like symptoms during the past seven days. Symptoms include a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, cough, and/or sore throat. 
     
  • Remember to cough and/or sneeze into your arm or shoulder or use a tissue. The spread of germs can be reduced by coughing into your clothing. Avoid covering your mouth with your hands, as the germs can easily be passed through direct contact with surfaces or people. 


To assist in limiting the spread of disease, please wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand foam/gel when entering and leaving a patient’s room.

For tips on staying healthy during flu season, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm

Alerts for the Mendota, Illinois Area

OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center Requesting Public to Limit Visits

Mar 14, 2020 - To protect patients, family members, and staff from the spread of infectious conditions, OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth and Saint Paul Medical Centers are postponing all volunteer services and asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.

To protect patients, family members, and staff from the spread of infectious conditions, OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth and Saint Paul Medical Centers are postponing all volunteer services and asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.

In compliance with state regulations, the cafeteria is limited to employees only and is closed to the public at this time. Visitors of patients will have the option to order room service while visiting a patient.

Also, the following patient and visitor restrictions are in effect:

  •  Only one guest may accompany patients presenting at an OSF HealthCare facility for services.
  • Visitors should be at least 18 years of age and older. This will minimize exposure of patients to children, who are known to be high risk for transmission of viral infections and will protect children from contracting an illness while visiting the hospital. 
  • Please do not visit hospitalized patients if you are not feeling well, particularly if you have had flu-like symptoms during the past seven days. Symptoms include a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, cough, and/or sore throat. 
  • To limit exposure, each hospitalized patient is limited to one visitor for the duration of care. End of life situations will receive special accommodations.

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub: www.osfhealthcare.org/covid19/.

Closings & Cancellations - Mendota Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

The following OSF HealthCare offices and activities have been cancelled or postponed:

  • OSF Saint Paul Medical Center Prairie Cafe is closed to the public (until further notice)
  • OSF Saint Paul Auxillary Gift Shop (until further notice)
  • OSF Saint Paul Chapel (until further notice)
    Catholic Weekly Mass & Stations of the Cross  - cancelled
  • March 18, Grief Support Group - cancelled
  • April 1, Grief Support Group - cancelled
  • April 7, Safe@Home - cancelled
  • April 15, Grief Support Group - cancelled

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 13, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff, OSF HealthCare is closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactively cautious approach to prevent the spread of viral illness.

If you have symptoms...

If you suspect you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is not an emergency, DO NOT go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

OSF HealthCare chatbot, Clare, can provide general information, education and initiate screening.

Start Coronavirus Screening

Note: Clare is not currently available in Internet Explorer; please use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Please be sure to turn off any pop-up blocker(s) as well.

What is OSF HealthCare doing to prepare?

OSF has always taken a proactively cautious approach to the spread of infectious conditions. This includes:

  • Asking patients and visitors to wear masks based on their presenting symptoms. At times, further evaluation is completed in rooms with special ventilation.
  • Cancelling in-person meetings when possible.
  • Conserving supplies according to federal health and safety guidelines to assure they are available to protect our patients, their families and our Mission Partners.

All OSF HealthCare settings are prepared to identify and appropriately direct patients to the correct place to receive care. This includes using digital screening tools, including Clare and a phone triage line. These options are convenient and also minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure.

Infection prevention specialists are at every OSF hospital. They, along with other key leaders, are in touch daily with the updated surveillance information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn more

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub.

 

Alerts for the Monmouth, Illinois Area

Closings & Cancellations - Monmouth Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

The following OSF HealthCare offices and activities have been cancelled or postponed:

  • In order to safeguard the health of our Mission Partners and community, patients and visitors to OSF Holy Family Medical Center are being asked to comply with wellness screening practices in order to enter the building. To streamline patient flow at our facility and enforce the flu masking restrictions currently in place, we are limiting the number of public entrances to our hospital. Visitors approaching the Outpatient/Visitors entrance as well the Main Entrance will be redirected to the Emergency Department Entrance for screening. Rehab-Specialty Clinic Entrance and OSFMG Entrance remain open.

  • For the safety of our patients we have cancelled screening mammography appointments for at least the next two weeks.  This includes our walk-in Wednesday and Saturday appointments and walk ins. We ARE doing diagnostic mammography with an appointment.  If a patient has a breast symptom he/she should contact the provider for further instructions and an order.

  • Wellness/Phase 3 program at OSF Holy Family is being closed to the public until further notice.

  • Masses in the OSF Holy Family Chapel have been suspended.

  • All bone density screening appointments have been postponed until further notice.

  • Volunteer Services have been suspended. 

  • The Gift Shop has been closed until further notice.

  • March 13
    A1C Screening at Save-A-Lot, Monmouth - cancelled
    A Matter of Balance Classes - all remaining sessions cancelled

  • March 18
    A1C Screening at Costello Terrace, Monmouth - cancelled

  • March 23
    Diabetes Support Group - cancelled
    Healthy Workplace Event - postponed

  • March 24
    Be WELL Meeting - cancelled

  • March 28
    Nutrition Poster Contest Awards - cancelled

  • March 31
    Be WELL Meeting - cancelled

  • April 2
    Healthy Kids U Open House - cancelled

  • April 9 - May 21
    Healthy Kids U - postponed to fall 2020

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 13, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff, OSF HealthCare is closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactively cautious approach to prevent the spread of viral illness.

If you have symptoms...

If you suspect you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is not an emergency, DO NOT go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

OSF HealthCare chatbot, Clare, can provide general information, education and initiate screening.

Start Coronavirus Screening

Note: Clare is not currently available in Internet Explorer; please use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Please be sure to turn off any pop-up blocker(s) as well.

What is OSF HealthCare doing to prepare?

OSF has always taken a proactively cautious approach to the spread of infectious conditions. This includes:

  • Asking patients and visitors to wear masks based on their presenting symptoms. At times, further evaluation is completed in rooms with special ventilation.
  • Cancelling in-person meetings when possible.
  • Conserving supplies according to federal health and safety guidelines to assure they are available to protect our patients, their families and our Mission Partners.

All OSF HealthCare settings are prepared to identify and appropriately direct patients to the correct place to receive care. This includes using digital screening tools, including Clare and a phone triage line. These options are convenient and also minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure.

Infection prevention specialists are at every OSF hospital. They, along with other key leaders, are in touch daily with the updated surveillance information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn more

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub.

 

OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center Requesting Public to Limit Visits

Dec 30, 2019 - OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center Requesting Public to Limit Visits

(Monmouth, IL | 12-30-19) - To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and other upper respiratory illnesses, OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center is asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.

These guidelines are based on recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Effective immediately, it is requested that:

  • Visitors should be at least 18 years of age and older. This will minimize exposure of patients to children, who are known to be high risk for transmission of viral infections, and will protect children from contracting an illness while visiting the hospital.  
     
  • Please do not visit hospitalized patients if you are not feeling well, particularly if you have had flu-like symptoms during the past seven days. Symptoms include a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, cough, and/or sore throat. 
     
  • Remember to cough and/or sneeze into your arm or shoulder or use a tissue. The spread of germs can be reduced by coughing into your clothing. Avoid covering your mouth with your hands, as the germs can easily be passed through direct contact with surfaces or people. 


To assist in limiting the spread of disease, please wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand foam/gel when entering and leaving a patient’s room.

For tips on staying healthy during flu season, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm

Alerts for the Ottawa, Illinois Area

Closings & Cancellations - Ottawa Area

Mar 16, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

The following OSF HealthCare offices and activities have been cancelled or postponed:

  • March 16
    • Heartsaver CPR & AED - cancelled

Beginning March 17, all OSF LifeFit services in Ottawa are suspended.

  • March 17
    • Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group - cancelled
  • March 18
    • Recreation Therapy - cancelled
  • March 19
    • Breastfeeding and Infant Nutrition Class - cancelled
  • March 23
    • BLS for Health Care Providers (evening session) - cancelled
  • March 24
    • Newborn Preparation Class - cancelled
  • March 25
    • First Aid - cancelled
  • March 27
    • Safe Sitter - Ottawa - cancelled
  • March 31
    • Mothers of Beautiful Babies Support Group (Morning) - cancelled

OSF Saint Elizabeth Requesting Public to Limit Visits

Mar 14, 2020 - To protect patients, family members, and staff from the spread of infectious conditions, OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth and Saint Paul Medical Centers are postponing all volunteer services and asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.

To protect patients, family members, and staff from the spread of infectious conditions, OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth and Saint Paul Medical Centers are postponing all volunteer services and asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.

Effective immediately, the OSF Saint Elizabeth Care-A-Van patient transportation services in Ottawa are suspended. This volunteer-based program provides transportation for patients who live within eight miles of the hospital, to and from scheduled appointments. At this time, transportation services offered in Ottawa for OSF Rehabilitation patients are available.

In compliance with state regulations, the cafeteria is limited to employees only and is closed to the public at this time. Visitors of patients will have the option to order room service while visiting a patient.

Also, the following patient and visitor restrictions are in effect:

  •  Only one guest may accompany patients presenting at an OSF HealthCare facility for services.
  • Visitors should be at least 18 years of age and older. This will minimize exposure of patients to children, who are known to be high risk for transmission of viral infections and will protect children from contracting an illness while visiting the hospital. 
  • Please do not visit hospitalized patients if you are not feeling well, particularly if you have had flu-like symptoms during the past seven days. Symptoms include a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, cough, and/or sore throat. 
  • To limit exposure, each hospitalized patient is limited to one visitor for the duration of care. End of life situations will receive special accommodations.

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub: www.osfhealthcare.org/covid19/.

 

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 13, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff, OSF HealthCare is closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactively cautious approach to prevent the spread of viral illness.

If you have symptoms...

If you suspect you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is not an emergency, DO NOT go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

OSF HealthCare chatbot, Clare, can provide general information, education and initiate screening.

Start Coronavirus Screening

Note: Clare is not currently available in Internet Explorer; please use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Please be sure to turn off any pop-up blocker(s) as well.

What is OSF HealthCare doing to prepare?

OSF has always taken a proactively cautious approach to the spread of infectious conditions. This includes:

  • Asking patients and visitors to wear masks based on their presenting symptoms. At times, further evaluation is completed in rooms with special ventilation.
  • Cancelling in-person meetings when possible.
  • Conserving supplies according to federal health and safety guidelines to assure they are available to protect our patients, their families and our Mission Partners.

All OSF HealthCare settings are prepared to identify and appropriately direct patients to the correct place to receive care. This includes using digital screening tools, including Clare and a phone triage line. These options are convenient and also minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure.

Infection prevention specialists are at every OSF hospital. They, along with other key leaders, are in touch daily with the updated surveillance information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn more

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub.

 

Alerts for the Peoria, Illinois Area

Valet Services Discontinued at OSF Saint Francis

Mar 18, 2020 - OSF Saint Francis discontinues valet services until further notice

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center has discontiuned valet services until further notice. Patients and visitors may pull up to an entrance door inside the main parking deck. Wheelchairs will be made available until 6 a.m - 6 p.m. each da

Closings & Cancellations - Peoria Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

The following OSF HealthCare offices and activities have been cancelled or postponed:

  • OSF Medical Exercise at the RiverPlex is closed until March 30 - this includes Silver Sneakers, all group classes, support groups and orientations.
  • OSF Senior World is closed March 17-April 16
  • Walk-in Wednesday mammograms at OSF Saint Francis are discontinued until further notice.
  • March 21
    • Baby Boot Camp - cancelled
  • March 31
    • OSF Senior World - Spirituality in Caregiving - cancelled
  • April 1
    • Car seat check at the East Peoria Fire Department from 1 - 4 p.m. - cancelled
  • April 4
    • Car seat check at Timber Hollis Fire Department from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - rescheduled to June 20
  • April 7
    • OSF Senior World - Aging in Place - cancelled
  • April 15
    • Car Seat Safety - cancelled
  • April 16
    • Breastfeeding Series - cancelled
  • April 18
    • Baby Boot Camp - cancelled
  • April 23
    • Burial Service for those with a pregnancy loss - cancelled. Will be rescheduled.
  • May 13
    • Wednesday Night Lamaze - cancelled
  • May 18
    • Infant CPR - cancelled

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 13, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff, OSF HealthCare is closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactively cautious approach to prevent the spread of viral illness.

If you have symptoms...

If you suspect you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is not an emergency, DO NOT go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

OSF HealthCare chatbot, Clare, can provide general information, education and initiate screening.

Start Coronavirus Screening

Note: Clare is not currently available in Internet Explorer; please use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Please be sure to turn off any pop-up blocker(s) as well.

What is OSF HealthCare doing to prepare?

OSF has always taken a proactively cautious approach to the spread of infectious conditions. This includes:

  • Asking patients and visitors to wear masks based on their presenting symptoms. At times, further evaluation is completed in rooms with special ventilation.
  • Cancelling in-person meetings when possible.
  • Conserving supplies according to federal health and safety guidelines to assure they are available to protect our patients, their families and our Mission Partners.

All OSF HealthCare settings are prepared to identify and appropriately direct patients to the correct place to receive care. This includes using digital screening tools, including Clare and a phone triage line. These options are convenient and also minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure.

Infection prevention specialists are at every OSF hospital. They, along with other key leaders, are in touch daily with the updated surveillance information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn more

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub.

 

OSF Saint Francis Requesting Public to Limit Visits

Dec 23, 2019 - To protect patients, family members and staff due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we are asking the public to limit visits to the hospital.

OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois are implementing a strict NO VISITOR policy in response to the Governor’s directive to shelter in place. The changes are effective at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21 with a few exceptions:

  • One visitor will be allowed for pediatric patients
  • One visitor will be allowed for childbirth
  • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life situations

We understand these restrictions may impose an inconvenience to some families, but it’s an important step to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

 

 

Alerts for the Pontiac, Illinois Area

OSF HealthCare Saint James Requesting Public to Limit Visits

Mar 16, 2020 - To protect the health and safety of our patients, family members and Mission Partners (staff), we have updated our visitor restrictions, effective March 16, 2020.

Please be advised, we have updated our visitor restrictions, effective March 16, 2020.

  • For the health and safety of our community, we are currently restricting hospital visitors to only one per patient.

  • Visitors must be 18 years of age and older.
  • Visitors must be without symptoms such as cough, fever or sore throat.
  • Exceptions will be allowed only during specific circumstances and at the discretion of the patient's care team. 
  • To assist in limiting the spread of disease, please wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand foam/gel when entering and leaving a patient’s room.

Closings & Cancellations - Pontiac Area

Mar 15, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events. This is to ensure we’re following guidance to limit large interactions, for everyone’s safety. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

The following OSF HealthCare activities have been cancelled or postponed:

  • Mass in the OSF HealthCare Saint James chapel has been suspended until further notice.
  • Phase 2 and 3 cardiopulmonary rehab is closed until April 8.
  • March 24 and until further notice
    • Living with Loss Grief Support Group - cancelled
  • March 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 13
    • Diabetes Prevention Program sessions - cancelled
  • March 30 - April 3
    • Gift Shop Half Price Sale - cancelled
  • March 31 and April 28
    • Gastric Bypass Support Group - cancelled
  • April 7
    • Diabetes Support Group meeting - cancelled

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 13, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff, OSF HealthCare is closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactively cautious approach to prevent the spread of viral illness.

If you have symptoms...

If you suspect you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is not an emergency, DO NOT go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

OSF HealthCare chatbot, Clare, can provide general information, education and initiate screening.

Start Coronavirus Screening

Note: Clare is not currently available in Internet Explorer; please use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Please be sure to turn off any pop-up blocker(s) as well.

What is OSF HealthCare doing to prepare?

OSF has always taken a proactively cautious approach to the spread of infectious conditions. This includes:

  • Asking patients and visitors to wear masks based on their presenting symptoms. At times, further evaluation is completed in rooms with special ventilation.
  • Cancelling in-person meetings when possible.
  • Conserving supplies according to federal health and safety guidelines to assure they are available to protect our patients, their families and our Mission Partners.

All OSF HealthCare settings are prepared to identify and appropriately direct patients to the correct place to receive care. This includes using digital screening tools, including Clare and a phone triage line. These options are convenient and also minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure.

Infection prevention specialists are at every OSF hospital. They, along with other key leaders, are in touch daily with the updated surveillance information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn more

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub.

 

Alerts for the Rockford, Illinois Area

Closings & Cancellations - Rockford Area

Mar 23, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

The following OSF HealthCare offices and activities have been cancelled or postponed:

 

  • Catholic Mass (until further notice)
  • Please note that services will not be held at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center until further notice.
  • Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center – cancelled
  • Fitness Center – cancelled (Members will not be billed during the closure. Billing will start again once the Fitness Center re-opens.)
  • Rejuvenation Center – cancelled
  • Cafeteria—closed to public
  • Market Place and Java City—closed

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 13, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff, OSF HealthCare is closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactively cautious approach to prevent the spread of viral illness.

If you have symptoms...

If you suspect you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is not an emergency, DO NOT go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

OSF HealthCare chatbot, Clare, can provide general information, education and initiate screening.

Start Coronavirus Screening

Note: Clare is not currently available in Internet Explorer; please use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Please be sure to turn off any pop-up blocker(s) as well.

What is OSF HealthCare doing to prepare?

OSF has always taken a proactively cautious approach to the spread of infectious conditions. This includes:

  • Asking patients and visitors to wear masks based on their presenting symptoms. At times, further evaluation is completed in rooms with special ventilation.
  • Cancelling in-person meetings when possible.
  • Conserving supplies according to federal health and safety guidelines to assure they are available to protect our patients, their families and our Mission Partners.

All OSF HealthCare settings are prepared to identify and appropriately direct patients to the correct place to receive care. This includes using digital screening tools, including Clare and a phone triage line. These options are convenient and also minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure.

Infection prevention specialists are at every OSF hospital. They, along with other key leaders, are in touch daily with the updated surveillance information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn more

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub.

 

OSF Saint Anthony Requesting Public to Limit Visits

Mar 23, 2019 - To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and other upper respiratory illnesses, we are asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.

No visitor policy in effect until further notice. A few exceptions apply:

  • One visitor will be allowed for surgical patients
  • One visitor will be allowed for childbirth (siblings are not allowed)
  • Special considerations for end-of-life situations
  • One designated health care decision maker for patients unable to make health care decisions for themselves
  • NOTE: Health care decision makers, support persons and visitors of end-of-life patients who are currently experiencing or recently experienced any acute respiratory symptoms, such as a cough or shortness of breath, are not permitted.

Alerts for the Streator, Illinois Area

OSF Center for Health - Streator Requesting Public to Limit Visits

Mar 20, 2020 - To protect patients, family members, and staff from the spread of infectious conditions, OSF Center for Health - Streator is postponing all volunteer services and asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.

To protect patients, family members, and staff from the spread of infectious conditions, OSF Center for Health - Streator is postponing all volunteer services and asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.

Also, the following patient and visitor restrictions are in effect:

  •  Only one guest may accompany patients presenting at an OSF HealthCare facility for services.
  • Visitors should be at least 18 years of age and older. This will minimize exposure of patients to children, who are known to be high risk for transmission of viral infections and will protect children from contracting an illness while visiting the hospital. 

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub: www.osfhealthcare.org/covid19/.

Closings & Cancellations - Streator Area

Mar 16, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

The following OSF HealthCare offices and activities have been cancelled or postponed:

  • March 18
    • OSF King Care-A-Van at Grace Community Church - cancelled
  • March 23
    • OSF King Care-A-Van at Streator Salvation Army - cancelled
  • March 25
    • OSF King Care-A-Van at Grace Community Church - cancelled

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 13, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff, OSF HealthCare is closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactively cautious approach to prevent the spread of viral illness.

If you have symptoms...

If you suspect you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is not an emergency, DO NOT go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

OSF HealthCare chatbot, Clare, can provide general information, education and initiate screening.

Start Coronavirus Screening

Note: Clare is not currently available in Internet Explorer; please use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Please be sure to turn off any pop-up blocker(s) as well.

What is OSF HealthCare doing to prepare?

OSF has always taken a proactively cautious approach to the spread of infectious conditions. This includes:

  • Asking patients and visitors to wear masks based on their presenting symptoms. At times, further evaluation is completed in rooms with special ventilation.
  • Cancelling in-person meetings when possible.
  • Conserving supplies according to federal health and safety guidelines to assure they are available to protect our patients, their families and our Mission Partners.

All OSF HealthCare settings are prepared to identify and appropriately direct patients to the correct place to receive care. This includes using digital screening tools, including Clare and a phone triage line. These options are convenient and also minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure.

Infection prevention specialists are at every OSF hospital. They, along with other key leaders, are in touch daily with the updated surveillance information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn more

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub.

 

Alerts for the System Alerts Area

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 13, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff, OSF HealthCare is closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactively cautious approach to prevent the spread of viral illness.

If you have symptoms...

If you suspect you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is not an emergency, DO NOT go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

OSF HealthCare chatbot, Clare, can provide general information, education and initiate screening.

Start Coronavirus Screening

Note: Clare is not currently available in Internet Explorer; please use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Please be sure to turn off any pop-up blocker(s) as well.

What is OSF HealthCare doing to prepare?

OSF has always taken a proactively cautious approach to the spread of infectious conditions. This includes:

  • Asking patients and visitors to wear masks based on their presenting symptoms. At times, further evaluation is completed in rooms with special ventilation.
  • Cancelling in-person meetings when possible.
  • Conserving supplies according to federal health and safety guidelines to assure they are available to protect our patients, their families and our Mission Partners.

All OSF HealthCare settings are prepared to identify and appropriately direct patients to the correct place to receive care. This includes using digital screening tools, including Clare and a phone triage line. These options are convenient and also minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure.

Infection prevention specialists are at every OSF hospital. They, along with other key leaders, are in touch daily with the updated surveillance information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn more

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub.

 

Alerts for the Urbana, Illinois Area

Closings & Cancellations - Urbana Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

The following OSF HealthCare offices and activities have been cancelled or postponed:

  • March 18
    • Childbirth Education Class - cancelled
  • March 25
    • Childbirth Education Class - cancelled

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 13, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff, OSF HealthCare is closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactively cautious approach to prevent the spread of viral illness.

If you have symptoms...

If you suspect you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is not an emergency, DO NOT go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

OSF HealthCare chatbot, Clare, can provide general information, education and initiate screening.

Start Coronavirus Screening

Note: Clare is not currently available in Internet Explorer; please use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Please be sure to turn off any pop-up blocker(s) as well.

What is OSF HealthCare doing to prepare?

OSF has always taken a proactively cautious approach to the spread of infectious conditions. This includes:

  • Asking patients and visitors to wear masks based on their presenting symptoms. At times, further evaluation is completed in rooms with special ventilation.
  • Cancelling in-person meetings when possible.
  • Conserving supplies according to federal health and safety guidelines to assure they are available to protect our patients, their families and our Mission Partners.

All OSF HealthCare settings are prepared to identify and appropriately direct patients to the correct place to receive care. This includes using digital screening tools, including Clare and a phone triage line. These options are convenient and also minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure.

Infection prevention specialists are at every OSF hospital. They, along with other key leaders, are in touch daily with the updated surveillance information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn more

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub.

 

OSF Heart of Mary Requesting Public to Limit Visits

Dec 16, 2019 - To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and other upper respiratory illnesses, we are asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.

These guidelines are based on recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Effective 12/16/2019, it is requested that:

  • Visitors should be at least 18 years of age and older. This will minimize exposure of patients to children, who are known to be high risk for transmission of viral infections, and will protect children from contracting an illness while visiting the hospital.  
  • Please do not visit hospitalized patients if you are not feeling well, particularly if you have had flu-like symptoms during the past seven days. Symptoms include a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, cough, and/or sore throat. 
  • Remember to cough and/or sneeze into your arm or shoulder or use a tissue. The spread of germs can be reduced by coughing into your clothing. Avoid covering your mouth with your hands, as the germs can easily be passed through direct contact with surfaces or people. 

To assist in limiting the spread of disease, please wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand foam/gel when entering and leaving a patient’s room.

For tips on staying healthy during flu season, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm.